The Geelong Arts Centre is undergoing a complete reimagination of what it means to influence culture in regional Victoria. We are boldly driving our region into a creative and limitless future of wonder and excitement. Key to our ability to do that are our expert technicians that bring our concerts, events, and shows to life. This brand-new role specializes in lighting operations and works with our valued hirers and visiting companies to add a little piece of magic to our concerts, events and shows. We have a brand-new attitude of what is possible here at the Geelong Arts Centre and we are excited to find the expert lighting technician that is so important to the quality of production that we are looking to support.
Help us drive a new level of production excellence: The Senior Technician – Lighting is part of a team charged with delivering technical production services to the highest of standards within all Geelong Arts Centre venues and performance spaces.
Consult, empower and collaborate: This position is customer focused and supports presenters to achieve excellence in their field, drawing on a high level of skills and experience as a technical operator, together with a comprehensive understanding of Lighting equipment and systems. The Senior Technician – Lighting also provides specialist advice and assistance in planning and executing production and technical requirements with internal and external stakeholders.
Join a fast-paced and learning focused team: As a key member of the Lighting and Vision team, the Senior Technician – Lighting supports the Head of Lighting and Vision in development and performance of the team, assisting with resource movements, administration, safety and training.
While we want someone with good lighting experience, we are particularly looking for a bold, welcoming, and connected attitude that sets a strong example for junior technicians. We facilitate the closest thing to magic on our stages and if you consider yourself a lighting wizard, then this is the position for you. Click apply, you won’t regret it!
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience in preparing, documenting, and operating Lighting systems in a large-scale theatre or similar venue
A comprehensive understanding of lighting equipment used in the industry including familiarity with all aspects of lighting system networking (ARTNET, sACN, DMX), Patching, and Programming.
Knowledge and understanding of the theory involved in lighting concepts and how to achieve and create specific lighting and visual artistic effects
Experience in applying this knowledge for different situations including stand-alone systems.
Understand the concepts of signal flow and their application so as to link and connect Lighting equipment correctly.
Ability to resolve issues and convey technical information to people with a non-technical background.
Knowledge of theatrical lighting design and the ability to program efficiently.
Understanding of health and safety requirements in a Theatre/performing arts environment.
Experience operating GrandMA 3 and ETC Eos consoles.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to influence other team members to affect positive outcomes
Demonstrated skill and ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse community.
Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards and confidentiality in dealing with staff, hirers, volunteers, and contractors.
Skills in time management, setting priorities, delegating, and organising work.
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff.
Strong skills in building teamwork, creating trust and cooperation